NYSDOT Announces Completion of Safety Improvement Project in Elbridge (Onondaga County)

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Left Turn Lanes Added on Route 5 at Hamilton Road

New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas today announced that work has been completed on the $1.3 million installation of left turn lanes on Route 5 at Hamilton Road in the Town of Elbridge, Onondaga County, just west of the village of Elbridge.

 

"Governor Cuomo is investing in infrastructure, strengthening and modernizing highways and bridges across New York State," Acting Commissioner Karas said.  "This Route 5 improvement project is making it safer and easier for motorists to travel this busy corridor."

 

Minor landscaping and grading on the project will be finished in the spring. 

 

The project installed a dedicated left turn lane in each direction of Route 5 at Hamilton Road, in Elbridge. The new left turn lanes improve safety by separating the turning vehicles from through traffic on Route 5.  The project also upgraded traffic signals and improved drainage at that location.

 

Route 5 is a major east-west arterial road connecting the city of Syracuse with neighboring villages.  Traveling north on Hamilton Road leads to Jordan-Elbridge High School, while heading south leads to the village of Skaneateles.

 

Accelerating Central NY Rising 

Today's announcement complements "Central NY Rising," the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $4.7 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan – capitalizing on global market opportunities, strengthening entrepreneurship and creating an inclusive economy. Today, unemployment is down to the lowest levels since before the Great Recession; personal and corporate income taxes are down; and businesses are choosing places like Syracuse, Oswego and Auburn as a destination to grow and invest in.

Now, the region is accelerating Central NY Rising with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 5,900 new jobs. More information is available here.​

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